Buses are a convenient and accessible means of transportation for thousands of people throughout the state of Florida. However, accidents involving buses happen every day. Driver error, mechanical failure, and external hazards can all contribute to the likelihood of a collision.
If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident and you are unsure of your legal options, a Miami bus lawyer can help. Our team understands that bus accidents come with a unique set of legal issues, which can sometimes involve communications with multiple parties.
We can provide legal help if you suffered injuries as:
- A motorist
- Bicyclist or pedestrian
- A driver or passenger on a bus
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today. You can reach us by dialing 1-800-747-3733.
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Recovering Compensation Following a Miami Bus Accident
Bus accidents can cause many different types of injuries, including spinal cord trauma and broken bones. It is critical to follow through with medical attention after a bus accident, even if you feel unhurt. Some injuries may not immediately present symptoms, or your body’s response might mask certain conditions.
Seeking medical help as soon as possible is also essential from a legal standpoint. You will want to start connecting your injuries to the accident as soon as you can.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you could be entitled to the following:
- Medical bills
- Ambulance transportation costs
- Hospitalization expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Assistive medical devices
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you lost a loved one as a result of a bus accident, a Miami bus lawyer can help you recover expenses related to their medical bills, lost income, and funeral and burial expenses.
Recovering Compensation Through an Insurance Settlement
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notes that bus companies must maintain a certain level of insurance that provides financial assistance in the event of a collision. Depending on the size of the vehicle and its seating capacity, buses can have anywhere from $1.5 million to $5 million in liability coverage.
However, if you were struck by a bus owned and operated by the government, these amounts may not necessarily apply to you. We will have to evaluate the many aspects of your case before we can advise you on your financial recovery options. While our team will work to get you compensated through an insurance settlement, if we cannot, then we can file a lawsuit and present your case in court.
We encourage you to call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.
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Proving Negligence in a Miami Bus Accident
To recover compensation, your legal team will need to prove that another party’s negligence resulted in your injuries.
When people are hurt in a bus accident, there could be multiple parties responsible for the collision, including:
- The bus driver
- Another motorist
- The bus company
- A government agency
- Bus and part manufacturers
- Maintenance contractors
An accident could be caused by a driver who exceeds the speed limit, falls asleep at the wheel, or does not exercise their duty of care. Your lawyer can review the evidence present in your case to conclude why your accident happened. From there, they can determine who can be held financially responsible for your damages.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a bus accident, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733.
How a Miami Bus Lawyer Can Help You
Sustaining serious injuries after being in a bus accident can put a halt to your life as you know it. Right now, you might be struggling with medical bills or be unable to work. When you partner with our team, we do not want you to worry about the financial recovery process. We can step in and handle your legal matters so that you can focus on your health.
We can build a case by:
- Providing an investigation into the cause of the accident
- Requesting and gathering evidence to prove negligence
- Identifying the liable party (or parties)
- Proving negligence
- Estimating the value of your damages
- Negotiating for a settlement with the liable insurance company
- Representing you in court, if a fair settlement cannot be reached
It is important to be aware of the state’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. For injuries sustained in a bus accident, you typically have four years from the date of the collision to initiate action, per Florida Statute § 95.11. You have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing if you wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, this period may vary based on whether or not the bus was operated by the government.
If Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations expires, you will likely be unable to claim compensation or hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions. To find out more about the laws that could affect your case, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.
Start Pursuing Financial Recovery Now
If you need help gathering evidence, proving negligence, or seeking a fair settlement for your bus accident injuries, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to help. You do not––and should not–– have to face the legal process alone.
Our injury lawyers assist people in Florida who have been hurt in accidents due to negligence. We can get started discussing your legal options at no cost to you today. We can also discuss how we offer our legal services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you do not have to pay our attorney’s fees unless your case is successful.
To learn more about your legal options following a bus accident in Miami, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.